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Commentary Forum 3/26

Forum Center: Shall the ‘truth serum’ set you free from Fifth Amendment rights?  By Alex Culpepper James Holmes is the man accused of walking into an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater on July 20, 2012, taking out his guns and opening fire, killing 12 people and wounding dozens more. After the incident, he was promptly arrested and […]

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Forum Right, 5/1/12

Dayton Drops The Hammer on Hammerjax The Dayton City Commission recently voted to formally object to the renewal of six liquor permits of bars and carry-outs located in Dayton. Taking advantage of the yearly renewal process, the city government will attempt to have the liquor license removed from these establishments. For each of the six, […]

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Forum Left, 5/1/12

Government Tries to Solve Another Problem It Created By Mark Leudtke It’s a simple law of economics: when government rations a good, it creates a shortage of that good. It doesn’t matter what the good is, the law still applies. The consequences of these shortages are always bad. When government rations alcohol permits, the consequences […]

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Forum Center, 5/1/12

Dayton Bars Face Loss of Liquor License The State of Ohio controls the issuance of liquor permits through the Ohio Department of Liquor Control. Any business wanting to sell alcohol first must apply to this state agency. If a license is granted, this same agency has the power to revoke the license. Every year, each […]

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Forum Left, 4/24/12

A World That’s Already Gone Crazy By Ben Tomkins The first thing that sticks out in my mind regarding the student group Buckeyes for Concealed Carry on Campus, is that they chose to protest outside a Starbucks because Starbucks has taken a neutral position on the issue of concealed carry on campus. Yeah.  Neutral.  Because […]

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Forum Right, 4/24/12

More Infantilization of America By Mark Luedtke The arguments for allowing people to carry concealed firearms are well understood. First, there’s the moral argument. Every individual has a natural right to defend himself to the best of his ability. Firearms are the best tools for self-defense. Banning the concealed carry of firearms makes people easy […]

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Forum Center, 4/24/12

Weapons on College Campuses? Nestled on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, the town of Blacksburg is in the heart of southwest Virginia’s New River Valley. Blacksburg has a population of about 40,000 and is dominated by the presence of theVirginia Polytechnic Institute (better known to the rest of us as Virginia […]

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Forum Right, 4/10/12

For the General Population: The Law Left a Solution By AJ Wagner In January I did a piece for my Law and Disorder column in which I described a case involving the search of a man’s penis. I set forth the standards for a strip search which come from a United States Supreme Court Case […]

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Forum Left. 4/10/12

The Long Finger of the Law By Ben Tomkins This had better be the one and only time I have to write about spreading butt cheeks in a publically distributed forum.  I do get paid for this, but there is no known way to argue that it’s not OK for the state to force me […]

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Forum Center, 4/10/12

Supreme Court Says “Spread ‘Em”! In 2005, Albert W. Florence was a passenger in an automobile driven by his wife when their car was pulled over for speeding.  Florence was arrested during the traffic stop by a New Jersey state trooper who checked a statewide computer database and found a bench warrant issued for Florence’s […]

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Debate Forum: 04/15

Forum Center: Should Ohio go green with marijuana legislation? By Alex Culpepper The push for marijuana legalization is active and healthy. […]

Debate Forum: 04/08

Forum Center: Residents claiming violation of First Amendment seek an answer to their prayers By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joseph Rank The […]

Debate Forum: 04/01

Forum Center: SCOTUS to decide whether corporations are eligible for Heaven and Hell By Alex Culpepper Illustration: ©2013 Rob Rogers. Reprinted with permission […]

Debate Forum: 03/25

Forum Center: Tesla and the retail automobile industry By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Dennis Porter Tesla Motors is a California company that […]

Debate Commentary 03/18

Your computer files might be protected by more than just a password By Alex Culpepper One of the freedoms under […]

Debate Commentary 03/11

Forum Center: If a person objects to a police search but is not home to state it, do the police still […]